Introduction to MPL Insurance


MPL Association's Introduction to Medical Professional Liability Insurance modules are specially designed for professionals who want to learn more about industry basics and gain a better understanding of an MPL insurance organization's operations and the important functions of specific departments and disciplines.

The program is designed for employees in the early phase of their insurance career, longer-term employees with relatively less experience in some of the disciplines or departmental procedures that comprise an insurance operation, physicians or other directors who are new to insurance governance, and employees of companies that provide goods and services to the MPL community.

Program Modules

  • Insurance BasicsA Medical Professional Liability Perspective
    Brian K. Atchinson, President & CEO, MPL Association
  • Medicine and Liability: A Physician's Perspective
    Paul C. McNabb II, MD, Chairman Emeritus, SVMIC, UTHSC Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Saint Thomas Health
  • Rate-making and Reserves
    Susan J. Forray, FCAS, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman
  • Lessons Learned–How to Plan for the Next Hard Market
    E. Dow Walker, Jr., CPCU, ARM, ARe, Program Executive, Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance, ProAssurance Corporation
  • Underwriting Administration
    Blake McLendon, RPLU, Director, Underwriting, The Doctors Company
  • Risk Management and Patient Safety
    Marian Dwyer, RN, CPHRM, Sr. Director, Patient Safety & Loss Prevention, MCIC Vermont
  • Understanding Reinsurance
    Brianna Nordaune, Senior Broker, Lockton Re, LLC
  • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
    Kristin L. Kenny, Sr. Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company
  • Claims Administration
    Beth Atwell, JD, Vice President, Claims Operations, Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland
  • Hospitals, Health Systems, and other MPL Risk Bearing Entities
    Alison Milford, ACAS, MAAA, Sr. Director, Willis Towers Watson
  • MPL Association Data Sharing Project
    P. Divya Parikh, MPH, Vice President of Research & Education, MPL Association


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If you have previously registered for the introduction to MPLI modules, you can access them by clicking here. Select "Event and Order Histories" tab, "My Publication & Distance Learning" section.